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Acid Reflux and the Digestion System

Select one specific disease associated with this organ system and explain how it affects the system and human health

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Select one specific disease associated with this organ system and explain how it affects the system and human health.

Let's look at Acid Reflux, which is considered a Digestive System Disease.

Digestive problems are common, but many people develop these diseases because of lifestyle, poor diet and lack of physical activity. The digestive system is the passageway by which food and drink enters the stomach. This passage is the esophagus, which is part of the digestive tract that consists of the stomach and other muscles that aid in the breakdown of food. Once the food reaches the stomach it releases acid and pepsin as part of the digestion process. Heartburn or acid reflux is a common digestive disease that irritates the esophagus because of acid that backs up from the stomach. When the esophagus fails, stomach acid can seep back into it. This is known as acid reflux or heartburn. Over time, it can cause ...

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This solution explains how acid reflux, a digestive system disease, affects the digestive system and human health. This solution is 560 words and one reference is provided.

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